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Agronomist: Local CBO based in Bulawayo
Deadline: 21 June 2013

Designation: Agronomist
Area of operation: Bulawayo (Ward 1 to 29)
Position Code: zphca2-13

Job Summary
To undertake specific skilled support to work as an Agronomist for a nutritional organic garden for children with disabilities in Bulawayo.

-To specialize in research and breeding of different horticultural products
-Find out the best methods of planting, cultivating, spraying and harvesting
-To have knowledge of producing, shipping and preservation of vegetables or ornamental plants
-To conduct workshops, trainings and prepare articles on best farming practices
-To provide professional advice on the selection, ordering, planting, and maintenance of horticultural products
-To plan and design horticultural beds
-To maintain nurseries and keep records on the operations
-To train and supervise subordinates in greenhouse operations
-To teach proper methods and techniques of planting horticultural products
-To prepare orders for various types of plants
-Train ground personnel in the techniques of pruning, cabling and bracing of trees and shrubs
-Assists in the preparation of maintenance programs for the control of plant diseases and insects
-Prepares organic manure programs for various types of plants
-Performs related duties as required

Qualifications, Skills and Experience
-A diploma or Degree in Agriculture
-3 years working related experience
-Clean class 4 drivers license
-Legally responsible and accountable
-Able to work with minimum supervision
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills

To apply
Interested and qualified persons can send their Curriculum Vitae Applications Letters quoting the position code on the subject to email applications to: zphcabulawayo [at] gmail [dot] com and address it to the Branch Coordinator.

Kindly note that only short listed candidates will be responded to.

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